AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty

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This credential helps organizations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. Earning AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty validates expertise in using AWS data lakes and analytics services to get insights from data.

Who should take this exam?

AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty is intended for individuals with experience and expertise working with AWS services to design, build, secure, and maintain analytics solutions. Before you take this exam, we recommend you have:

  • Five years of experience with common data analytics technologies
  • Two years of hands-on experience and expertise working with AWS services to design, build, secure, and maintain analytics solutions
  • Ability to define AWS data analytics services and understand how they integrate with each other
  • Ability to explain how AWS data analytics services fit in the data lifecycle of collection, storage, processing, and visualization

What does it take to earn this certification?

To earn this certification, you’ll need to take and pass the AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty exam (DAS-C01). The exam features a combination of two question formats: multiple choice and multiple response. Additional information, such as the exam content outline and passing score, is in the exam guide.

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Exam overview

Level: Specialty
Length: 180 minutes to complete the exam
Cost: 300 USD (Practice exam: 40 USD)

Format: 65 questions, either multiple choice or multiple response
Delivery method: Pearson VUE and PSI; testing center or online proctored exam

Languages offered

This exam is offered in the following languages: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.

Prepare for your exam

You’ve set your goal. Now it’s time to build knowledge and skills to propel your career. Check out these resources from AWS Training and Certification that are relevant to AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty. We don’t require that you take any specific training before you take an exam. These recommended resources are opportunities to learn from the experts at AWS.

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  • Exam review
  • AWS Training for data analytics
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  • FAQs

Certification is a great way to indicate to peers and potential employers that you know what you’re doing, even if you might not have several years of hands-on experience. As a manager, I use certifications to keep my technical skills current. A certification exam can be a forcing function that exposes you to new tech and solidifies your understanding of tech you’ve been using for a while.”

Guillermo Fisher
Director of Engineering, Infrastructure at Handshake, AWS Data Hero

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